On Social Media: Coriolanus

On 21 October 2020, Matthew Minicucci and I provided a brief introduction to the live-streamed performance of Coriolanus, produced by The Show Must Go Online and directed by Rob Myles. If you were not able to attend, the production is available free to view on YouTube. What follows is a transcript of our comments, with reference to Carlin A. Barton’s Roman Honor: The Fire in the Bones (University of California Press 2001), Derek Dunne’s “Blushing on Cue: The Forensics of the Blush in Early Modern Drama” (Shakespeare Bulletin 2016), and Philip Brockbank’s edition of of the play from the Arden second series (Bloomsbury 1998). See also this excellent special issue from Early Modern Literary Studies, “Rome And Home: The Cultural Uses Of Rome In Early Modern English Literature.”

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